Karkaar is a
mountain range A mountain range is a series of mountains ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A mountain system or mountain belt is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure, and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usu ...

mountain range
which ranges from Somalia's northwestern border with Ethiopia, until
Cape Guardafui Cape Guardafui ( so, Gees Gardafuul, or Raas Caseyr, or Ras Asir, it, Capo Guardafui) is a headland in the autonomous Puntland Puntland ( so, Buntland, ar, أرض البنط, it, Terra di Punt or ''Paese di Punt''), officially the Puntland St ...
.The State of the Environment in Somalia: A Desk Study, page 10, 2005 It is also an administrative region defined by the autonomous
Puntland Puntland ( so, Puntland, ar, أرض البنط, it, Terra di Punt or ''Paese di Punt''), officially the Puntland State of Somalia ( so, Dowladda Federalkaa ee Puntland , ar, ولاية أرض البنط الصومالية), is a States and ...

state. The territory occupies the south of what has traditionally been the
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region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The first person to use the wo ...

of Somalia, and generally lies south of the Karkaar mountain range. Qardho was place of empire.


Puntland Mountain ranges of Somalia Somali montane xeric woodlands {{Provinces of Puntland , state=expanded